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"Not only are the attitudes of teachers crucial for the success of Catholic education but also the attitudes of Catholic parents. Parents must set themselves very definite priorities, such as the determination to have schools in which their children's faith will be respected, fostered and enriched; schools in which their children learn the value and beauty of the Church's teaching. They must also see to it that their own homes are places in which these values are first fostered and lived. Parents' own practice of the faith, their own love for Christ, is of course fundamental."  
- John Paul II 
January 31st, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley      
  
Catholic Schools Week is here! This national celebration began at St. Ambrose on Sunday with an open house. Thank you to all our wonderful parents and students who helped out as greeters and tour guides, to our dedicated faculty who show-cased each class, and a special "thank you" to Mrs. Trish Konczal for orchestrating the event. We will have an additional open house this evening for prospective families. Friday is Family Appreciation Day. In honor of this family members may come and eat lunch with the students. The lunch schedule is as follows:

K-2  11:25-11:55 am
3-5  12 noon-12:20 pm
6-8  12:25-12:45 pm

Open registration for the 2018-2019 school year has begun. Please turn your re-registration forms in as soon as possible.

SAVE THE DATE: Our annual gala will be held on March 3, with the theme of "A Lucky Knight" (think Irish!). This is our school's biggest fundraiser, but more importantly it is an event for community. Please plan to join us for an evening of fun, food and friendship. We are very grateful to Cindy Hollcraft for all her work on this event, but we can always use more volunteers to help make it even more special. Please contact the school office if you can give even a little bit of time. Thank you.

Have a blessed week.
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From the Editor
 
Due to an upcoming shoulder surgery, submissions are now due by FRIDAYS at 5pm. It's very important that you get your submissions in on time, or I won't be able to get them in until the following week. Please keep sending in your submissions, though! I accept submissions from teachers, staff, and parents. If you know of something interesting going on in our community, or want to give a shout out to someone at the school, I'd love to add it to the Buzz. I especially enjoy pictures. Please contact Mrs. Rowley to make sure that we have permission to publish pictures of every student in the picture. Pictures need to be less than 5MB. Thanks so much!
 
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School News 
Jump Rope For Heart
     
Did you know that our entire school is about to officially kick-off our Jump Rope For Heart with the American Heart Association this year? Yes, that's right!  It's time to have some fun and learn about heart health and save lives.
 
On Friday, February 2nd, the American Heart Association will be coming to our school for an assembly to help kick off our Jump Rope For Heart event. We will learn about the new Scare Squad crew, how the heart works, how exercise can be fun and how raising money can save lives!  
 
We will hold our event during our PE classes the week of   February 26th- March 2nd. In leading up to our event, the students may register by  following the steps below. Once a child registers, they will receive a fun glow-in-the-dark wristband .
  1. Go to www.heart.org/jump
  2. Search for St Ambrose Catholic School
  3. Select our school and join team.
  4. Follow the remaining step.
Be sure to check out some of the new items in your HeadQuarters - American Heart Association wouldn't want you to miss out on sending Ecards and Emails and check out your My Virtual World where you can unlock cool games and earn points. These are new and fun ways to challenge yourself and others to be heart healthy and ask friends and family for a donation to save lives.

This year, all of the monsters that a student can earn will come to life! Make sure to take a few seconds to download the FREE Mobile app for  iPhone or  Android by searching for Jump/Hoops and see your monsters come to life, take selfies with your monsters and fundraise on the go.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You are making a big difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke. 
St. Ambrose Father-Daughter Dance
   
hearts-icon.jpg Tickets are Going Fast!  Be sure to purchase your Father/Daughter tickets by Friday! The dance will be Saturday, February 10 from 6:30- 8 :30pm in the Parish Hall. The dance is for St. Ambrose students in Pre-K through 8th graders. For more information on the dance please see this flyer.   
The Gala is Saturday, March 3rd!
   
The Gala is coming up on March 3rd! 
Remember you can start purchasing your tickets to the Gala! Click here to get your tickets.Keep selling those 50/50 raffle tickets! Someone will be going home with a lot of money, while the school raises a lot of money, too! Win/win! 
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner
Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?
 
Many parents have a hard time deciding if their children are well enough to go to school. After all, what well-intentioned parent has not sent a child off with tissues in hand, only to get that mid-morning "come get your child" phone call?  
 
But making the right decision is not as tough as you might think. It basically boils down to one question: Can your child still participate in school activities? After all, having a sore throat, cough, or mild congestion does not necessarily mean a child cannot be active and participate in school activities.
 
So trust your instincts. If your son has the sniffles but has not slowed down at home, chances are he is well enough for the classroom. On the other hand, if he has been coughing all night and needs to be woken up in the morning (if he typically wakes up on his own), he may need to take it easy at home.
 
Of course, never send a child who has a fever to school or one who is nauseated, vomiting, or has diarrhea. Kids who lose their appetite, are clingy or lethargic, complain of pain, or who just do not seem to be acting "themselves" should also take a sick day.  
 
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Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 

 

PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
February 13th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
 
Thur 2/1 :
  - Band Practice    
  - Boys Basketball ( Grades 3&4) 6:00-7:30pm  
  - Girls Basketball ( Grades 6&7) 7:30-9:00pm  
 
Fri 2/2:
  - Family Appreciation Day
  - Drama Club 3:15-4:00pm
  - Boys Basketball (Grade 5) 6:00-7:30pm
 
Sat 2/3:  
  - Martha's Table Service Project 8:30am

Mon 2/5:  
  - Girls Basketball (Grades 6&7) 6:00-7:30pm    
  - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15pm
  - STEM (Grades K-3) 3:15-4:20pm 
 
Tue 2/6:
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20-4:30pm
  - Boys Basketball (Grade 5) 6:00-7:30pm 
 
Wed 2/7:
  - 11:30am Dismissal
  - Boys Basketball (Grades 3&4) 6:00-7:30pm
  - 2nd Grade First Confessions 7:00pm 
Did you...
- Buy tickets to the Gala?
- Sell raffle tickets for the Gala?
- Check out volunteer opportunities at the school?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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